Jaime Enrique Ruiz

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Increased plasma FFA reduce insulin-stimulated glucose uptake. The mechanisms responsible for this inhibition, however, remain uncertain. It was the aim of this study to determine whether the FFA effect was dose dependent and to investigate its mechanism. We have examined in healthy volunteers (13 male/1 female) the effects of three steady state plasma FFA(More)
In summary (1) Nonpregnant women with RSAs of unknown etiology have higher levels of CD56+ lymphocytes when compared to normal controls; (2) The levels of CD19+, CD56+, and CD56+/CD16+ PBL of pregnant women with RSA are significantly higher than those of multiparous pregnant normal controls; (3) Women with autoantibodies to phospholipids have significantly(More)
PROBLEM To analyze immunophenotypic profiles of peripheral blood and humoral autoimmune responses in women with a history of recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSA). METHOD Peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets by flow cytometry and autoantibodies to phospholipids and nuclear components by ELISA were measured in nonpregnant and pregnant women with RSA of(More)
The safety and efficacy of vanadyl sulfate (VS) was tested in a single-blind, placebo-controlled study. Eight patients (four men and four women) with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) received VS (50 mg twice daily orally) for 4 weeks. Six of these patients (four men and two women) continued in the study and were given a placebo for an(More)
Insulin secretion was studied in healthy volunteers at three different levels of glycemia. Plasma glucose was clamped at approximately 5, approximately 8.8 and approximately 12.6 mM for 68 h. Measured were serum insulin concentration and insulin secretion rates (ISR), the latter by deconvolution of plasma C-peptide concentration. Rhythmic patterns of ISR(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of body fat distribution and hyperinsulinemia on the occurrence of ovulation. Fifty-six women (20-35 years old) either with overweight or obesity (body mass index >/=25) were studied. They were classified in two groups according to waist/hip ratio (WHR); one with predominance of adiposity in the upper(More)
We measured the net rates of skeletal muscle glycogen synthesis and glycolysis (conversion of [3-3H]glucose to 3H2O) in healthy overnight-fasted volunteers. Two studies were performed. In study 1, seven subjects participated in two paired infusions under basal conditions of either [2-3H]glucose (H2) or [3-3H]glucose (H3). Total glucose uptake (Rd) and rates(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed if risk of developing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 (CIN2/3) or adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) is associated with a short interval between menarche and first sexual intercourse (FSI). METHODS A total of 1009 Colombian and 1012 Finnish females, aged 16-23, who were enrolled in the phase 3 trials of a quadrivalent human(More)
We previously reported elevation of natural killer (NK) cells in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) of immune etiology. In this study, we investigated the effect of intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIg) on peripheral blood NK activity in vivo in women with RSA. Blood was drawn prior to and 7-11 days after IVIg therapy in eight women with RSA. NK(More)
It was the aim of this study to determine whether prolonged hyperglycemia can produce "glucose toxicity" in normal human subjects. To this end, plasma glucose was clamped at approximately 5, approximately 8.8, and approximately 12.6 mM for 68 h in healthy volunteers. Rates of insulin secretion (by deconvolution of plasma C-peptide) and rates of insulin(More)